So Long, Varun Aaron

When Varun Aaron was first picked, I worried he would soon join the list of injured Indian fast bowlers. And so he has:

The 22-year-old, whose fastest delivery has been clocked at 153km/h, has succumbed to a back injury, just a fortnight after making his Test debut against the West Indies in Mumbai.

Aaron is the second first-choice fast bowler to pull out of the Indian squad after Praveen Kumar suffered a rib injury a fortnight ago.

The back injury is a worry; ultra-fast bowlers typically get them and occasionally have to change their action as a result. And meanwhile, we still don’t know what’s going on with Ishant Sharma. So, no Aaron, no Kumar, possibly no Ishant — and Zaheer still iffy. This will be a long winter. (I will not include a long-standing plea for cricket-crush Irfan Pathan to rescue us from our latest quagmire.)

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2 thoughts on “So Long, Varun Aaron

  1. tracer007 says:

    Its so frustrating…If Ishant is ruled out, this will be one of the most inexperienced bowling attacks to tour Oz (given the inevitable breakdown of Zak halfway through the first test)….Imagine…Yadav…Vinay…Mithun…Dinda….I wonder why the Aussie batsmen even need a batting camp…they are not gonna have any trouble facing this bunch…Doesn’t help that the selectors and team management don’t fancy Pathan, for some bizarre reason…

    • duckingbeamers says:

      Actually, given the state of Australia’s own bowling attack, I’m worried this will turn out to be a batsman’s show. Then again, given the state of Australia’s batting line-up…well, this series is going to be so strange.

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